Community Building

and warm.Ecology lectures have a long history on Monhegan. Each year three or four talks are given in July and August, in the Schoolhouse, usually to overflow crowds. Entrance is free to members, $5 for non-members, less for students.

In the summer of 2019, the Series will feature three excellent speakers.

July 17 : Monhegan’s own Andrew Dalrymple will present information about climate change, sea level rise, the meadow aquifer and resilience as it applies to Monhegan. 7:30 pm  at the Schoolhouse

July 24Dan Kittridge, executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association, will present “Nutrient Rich Food and Soil Health”. This should be of particular of interest to those who support our island farm, work their own gardens, and value nutrition. 7:30 pm at the Schoolhouse

July 31: Corey Nelson, a lifetime summer visitor and astronomy enthusiast returns to present his popular evening of Stargazing: Planets, Stars, and Galaxies. This presentation will start at 8:00 pm, with viewing at 8:30.

Aug. 8: Bryan Pfeiffer will present “The Audacity of Monhegan Migration”, which will focus on three of nature’s creatures: birds, butterflies, and dragonflies.7:30 pm at the Schoolhouse

All presentations are $10 for non-Monhegan Associates members, free for members and for children under 12

In some years past we have held a fund-raiser of Open Houses on the island – everyone wants to see how everyone else lives and Monhegan is full of interesting and historic homes.

In 2017 MAI partnered with the Friends of Monhegan Volunteer Fire Dept. to host the Edison Day Festival.  This day-long event involved the Edison Day Fair with games, music and art followed by an elegant evening Gala. The event was fun for all ages and helped raise money for both vital community organizations!

The Island Farm is a project of island residents, on land around the village that once had been  cultivated. The Associates help them with space for greenhouses and vegetable gardens along the edge of the Meadow. All summer long they sell their bounty, on market days or in a cart near the Church.